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Statuts: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Date:lundi 27 mars 2017
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic B734 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 737-4Q8
Compagnie:Taban Air
Immatriculation: EP-TBJ
Numéro de série: 28202/3009
Année de Fabrication: 1998-03-02 (19 years 1 month)
Heures de vol:46231
Moteurs: 2 CFMI CFM56-3C1
Equipage:victimes: 0 / à bord: 12
Passagers:victimes: 0 / à bord: 173
Total:victimes: 0 / à bord: 185
Dégats de l'appareil: Substantiels
Conséquences: Repaired
Lieu de l'accident:Ardabil Airport (ADU) (   Iran)
Phase de vol: A l'atterrissage (LDG)
Nature:Transport de Passagers Nat.
Aéroport de départ:Mashhad Airport (MHD/OIMM), Iran
Aéroport de destination:Ardabil Airport (ADU/OITL), Iran
Numéro de vol:TBN6243
Taban Air flight 6243, a Boeing 737-400, suffered severe vibrations on touchdown on runway 33 at Ardabil Airport, Iran. The right-hand main gear leg folded inwards and the aircraft tilted to the right, causing the no.2 engine to hit the runway.

The aircraft was ferried to Mashhad on May 1 and test flown after repairs on June 18, 2017. It re-entered service on June 21.

Probable Cause:

Main cause:
The main cause of the crash was a technical failure in the Shimmy Damper of the right-hand landing gear system.
Contributory factors:
- Failure to comply with the pilot's operating instructions
- Lack of technical supervision and disregard for the manufacturer's publications
- Weak design of landing gear control systems) Inspection of Shimmy Damper system and poor Torsion Link metallurgy
- Lack of quality oversight of Taban Airlines technical training units

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: AAIB Iran
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 295 days (10 months)
Accident number: A960107EPTBJ
Download report: Final report
Language: Farsi

METAR Weather report:
05:00 UTC / local time:
OITL 270500Z 25006KT CAVOK 06/M02 Q1017

06:00 UTC / local time:
OITL 270600Z 20023KT 9999 FEW035 SCT200 13/M02 Q1016


photo of Boeing-737-4Q8-
Boeing 737 main gear torsion links

Video, social media

Aircraft history
date registration operator remarks
2 March 1998 TC-APP Boeing first flight
31 March 1998 TC-APP Pegasus delivered
2 Nov. 1998 TC-APP Winair leased
20 Nov. 1999 TC-APP Oman Air leased
9 June 2002 TC-APP Pegasus returned
28 March 2003 SP-KPI Polonia leased from ILFC
20 Dec. 2004 N401LF ILFC returned
23 Feb. 2005 VT-SJB Air Sahara leased
18 May 2008 OO-VET Brussels Airlines leased
19 Nov. 2013 EY-754 Tajik Air
8 July 2015 EY-754 Taban Airlines leased
26 July 2016 EP-TBJ Taban Airlines new registration

Ce plan montre l'aéroport de départ ainsi que la supposée destination du vol. La ligne fixe reliant les deux aéroports n'est pas le plan de vol exact.
La distance entre Mashhad Airport et Ardabil Airport est de 1012 km (632 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

Les informations ci-dessus ne représentent pas l'opinion de la 'Flight Safety Foundation' ou de 'Aviation Safety Network' sur les causes de l'accident. Ces informations prélimimaires sont basées sur les faits tel qu'ils sont connus à ce jour.
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